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Tips for (Relatively) Pain-Free Conference Calls

| Posted in: Global Teams
Tips for Pain-Free Conference Calls

  Last week, we shared with you some of the worst experiences Aperian Global employees have had during virtual and phone conferences. This week, we’re sharing their best tips for making those meetings successful. (Did you miss last week’s post? It had a hilarious video if you missed it, and it’s not too late to […]

The Literal Phone Conference

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The Literal Phone Conference

We wanted to share a link to a video we at Aperian Global have been enjoying recently. If you click on it, you’ll see actors portray a phone meeting as if it were happening in a shared physical space. As you might imagine, hilarity ensues. For many of us, however, the problems encountered seem all […]

India: Preparing Future Leaders

| Posted in: Global Leadership
India: Preparing Future Leaders

A team from Aperian Global recently attended the Conference Board’s Future INDIA Leadership un-Conference event on the 22nd and 23rd of January in Bangalore, India. The focus was on defining what leadership in India will look like in the coming years as well as how one can build a skill set to succeed in that […]

What Aperian Employees Are Learning From Short-Term Assignments

One of the biggest challenges faced by multinational companies is how to make sure that your employees, who come from so many different cultural backgrounds, can build solid relationships and work effectively with each other. Aperian Global provides training and instruction for how to meet this challenge, and it’s one we face ourselves, which is […]

Aperian Global India Office

The Aperian Global team in India recently visited the Jyothi Seva Home for Blind Children, home to 92 boys and girls. Our plan was simple: to get to know the children and make a small difference in their lives by engaging them in fun and educational activities. We devised a quiz with audiobooks as prizes. […]

Global Teams: Building the Container

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Global Teams: Building the Container

How can we improve the performance of global teams, especially those that are working in a matrix context?  Such teams face many challenges: their members are often widely dispersed, they must rely primarily on virtual communication, and they serve various organizational stakeholders. It is not unusual to hear comments such as the following one from […]

Kuala Lumpur and Client Collaboration

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Kuala Lumpur and Client Collaboration

Last month, several Aperian Global employees flew to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to meet with an international group of employees from one of our clients to collaborate with them on a number of ongoing projects. We spoke with Kristen Timmons, who led the group, about her experience there with this client, who we’ve been working with […]

The Fast Pace of Nairobi: Kenya and GlobeSmart

| Posted in: Global Mindset
Ross van Horn

As you may have noticed, we’ve added quite a few countries to GlobeSmart this year… and more are coming! We took a few minutes to speak recently with Ross van Horn, who coordinated with and interviewed subjects in and about Kenya in order to add the country to GlobeSmart. Ross lives in Kenya currently, having […]

Building a Strong Network of Women Leaders in India

Aperian Global recently hosted an event on June 4 in Bangalore to address the issue of how to build a pipeline of women leaders and equip them with competitive strategies. “Building Key Global Leadership Behaviors for Women in Leadership” was co-facilitated by Anita Zanchettin, our managing director of global talent strategy, and Geetha Kannan, a […]

Ghana: Invite the Unexpected

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Ghana: Invite the Unexpected

Successful global leaders are able to identify and respond effectively to new and unfamiliar circumstances. When doing business with people in a different location, rather than assuming that the business environment and solutions will be similar to one’s prior experience, it is essential to seek out critical differences—that is, to “invite the unexpected”—and to be […]